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What Kind Of Scanner Do You Have?  
User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 533 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6727 times:

I'm looking for a good scanner and was wondering what kind do you guys have? Where would I be able to get a good one from..Radio Shack?

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6687 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Maycom AR108.

Those Radio Shack scanners are bulky and overpriced


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6677 times:

Uniden Bearcat SC150B. Also, a Uniden BCT-8 base scanner.

User currently offlineORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6660 times:

I have an Icom R10.
Where would I be able to get a good one from..Radio Shack?
If you want to see some scanners in person then you could check out Radio Shack. However their selection is limited, so I would suggest looking around online for a better scanner for a better price.


User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6612 times:

Hey,

I use the ICOM R5, pretty neat piece of kit. Works really well and is fairly simple to use.
THe R5 is mid range. If your looking for something just basica and just for commercial airband, take a look at the Maycom-AR108.

Moheet  Smile



Forever Flight
User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6609 times:

I have been using an Uniden 120XLT Bearcat for nearly nine months . So far the results are great. Try this should give you very good results.

George



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6608 times:

I have a radio shack pro-79 radio that I bought from e-bay. Normally it costs over $110, but I bought it a little over $50, and it's in brand new condition and even came with batteries!

I suggest searching for one in e-bay.


User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6596 times:

Maycom AR108 also, very reasonably priced and it has some good features such as 99 memories, dual watch.


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User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1240 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6595 times:

I have a Pro-95, I'm very happy I got it. It's got 1000 channels of memory, trunking, and the best feature is the alphanumeric text, so you can put in the title of the frequencies that are active. For instance if I was listening to all the Philly Approach Freqs, and 125.4 would come up then it would display PHL Final along with the frequency. You can get it for about $150 now, I paid $200.

User currently offlineFlySC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6583 times:

Right now I am using a radioshack pro-96. It is a really nice scanner but it is more than you need if all that you want to listen to is aircraft. The pro-96 runs about $499. It has some great features but can be kind of complicated. My favorite feature about this scanner is the alphanumeric display that allows you to enter text in with the frequency and with just a glance, you know who is talking. This scanner is great if you also like to listen to public safety channels. This is a digital scanner and unlike many digital scanners, you don't have to buy an additional card to use the digital capability.
Fly Safely,
Jason D.



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2341 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6551 times:

I have the HP scanjet 3970. Works like a charm.


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User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6536 times:

SP-125

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User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6533 times:

I also have the Sporty's SP-125, it's great!


Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6518 times:
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Maycom AR108
Icom IC-PCR1000
Radio Shack PRO-2053
Radio Shack PRO-79



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3495 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6507 times:

Radioshack PRO-90. Big, but good. Paid $40CDN on ebay and had to get the battery re-built because it is an uncommon battery and that cost me $25 dollars.


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User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

Im looken for Maycom-AR108, im currently in Germany, so who has good prices and fast delivery. Id prefer a non-used unit.


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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6472 times:

Originally posted in Aviation Photography Forum:-

So there I am stood by the EMA perimeter fence freezing my cojones off in an effort to give the 10D her first proper aviation related outing, when I get to thinking... what would be really nice is if I could sit in the car until I know there's an aircraft moving (very quiet airport EMA!!) and then get out, take the shots and then get back in!

Now I think what I want is an airband scanner of some description. Trouble is I know next to nothing about scanners!

Can anyone recommend a decent but affordable scanner that will be good for both Civil and military frequencies (for RIAT and Waddington)... and one that I can carry with me.... and hopefully is discreet enough not to alarm passing security folk!


Do any of the above scanners cover military frequencies please?

Thanks!

Rez
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User currently offlineKCmike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6452 times:

I am not sure about the USAF. But I know that Army Helicopters have certain frequencys that are unable to be contacted or heard by civilian frequencies. If they are using the regular station than you probably will here them. In other words most likely No, none of those scanners can probably tune into an Army flight atleast.


Dustoff
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

i had an icom ic-a22 NAVCOM until some asshole at riddle lifted it from my flightbag at PFM.

PFM = pilot's final meal aka the ERAU cafeteria @ KPRC.



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User currently offlineORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6463 times:

Do any of the above scanners cover military frequencies please?
I don't have much experience with military scanning (we don't get too many military planes in my area) but the Icom R-10 that I have covers the UHF band that the military uses here in the US.


User currently offlineBNSF1088 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6371 times:

I use a Uniden Bearcat BC350A scanner

User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6386 times:

I was going to get a Maycom AR, but then decided to go with the more expensive, but better Yaesu Big grin

http://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/acatalog/yaesu-vr120d.html



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